iPod touch gets Camera, FaceTime Support [Updated]

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Apple unveiled the next generation iPod touch during its media event on Wednesday. The new iPod touch includes a front-facing camera with FaceTime support, and also gets the same Retina Display used in the iPhone 4.

The new iPod touch includes a new A4 processor, a rear-facing HD camera, a 3-axis gyroscope like the iPhone 4, a built-in speaker and microphone, and still manages to be thinner than the model it replaces. The touch includes built-in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, and Nike + iPod support.

Apple’s FaceTime-ready iPod touch

It will ship with iOS 4.1 pre-installed, which means users can take advantage of features like HDR photos and Game Center, too.

The new iPod touch measures in at .28-inches thick, and weighs only 3.56 ounces, and ships with a 30-pin Dock connector cable and earbuds. Apple claims up to 40 hours run time when listening to audio, and seven hours of video playback.

The iPod touch will be available next week for US$229 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. Customers can pre-order the new iPod touch now.

[Updated with additional information about the new iPod touch.]

Comments

BradMacPro

How does a iPod touch user start a facetime session. The iPhones starts off via a phone call over cellular. maybe a SMS text message?

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

To me, the most interesting thing about the iPod Touch is that it doesn’t have the iPhone 4’s external antenna band. It still needs WiFi and Bluetooth, right?

More than anything, I wish one of the Android handset makers would look at what Apple is doing with Touch to promote iPhone sales and just do the same thing.

tonyinsf

To me, the most interesting thing about the iPod Touch is that it doesn?t have the iPhone 4?s external antenna band. It still needs WiFi and Bluetooth, right?

The iPod touch has always had wifi and bluetooth. The bluetooth works with the Nike stuff.

darkone

Still no GPS!

Gary

Sill no 3G (for data, not voice - think iPad).

BradMacPro

MacDailyNews says there is a new FaceTime app for the new iPod touch.

Duane

Why didn’t it get the 5 megapixel back facing camera from the iPhone?  The wimpy camera it has will be pitiful for still shots.

BradMacPro

The iPod is too thin for the better camera and this is another point of differentiation between the iPod touch and the iPhone 4.

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